Water physical stocks for selected measures (1995–2014)

Environmental Reporting
  • Added 15 Oct 2015
  • Updated 08 Nov 2017

New Zealand is a water-rich country. Water is found in a network of waterways and lakes, as ground water, in glaciers, and in the soil and plants. Changes in temperature and precipitation patterns affect our water stocks, for example leading to low flows or floods. Water physical stocks show how climate changes can impact on our environment, its ecosystems, and ultimately our lifestyles.
Further information can be found in:
Collins, D, Zammit, C, Willsman, A & Henderson, R (2015) Surface water components of New Zealand’s National WaterAccounts, 1995-2014. Prepared for Ministry for the Environment May 2015. Available at on the Ministry for the Environment dataservice (
This dataset relates to the "Water physical stocks: precipitation and evapotranspiration" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.
Variables: Abstraction for Hydrogeneration, Change in Ice, Change in Lakes, Change in Snow, Change in Soil Moisture, Discharge by Hydrogeneration, Evapotranspiration, Inflow from other regions, Outflow to other regions, Outflow to sea, Precipitation, Total.


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1. Surface water components of New Zealand’s National Water Accounts 937 KB pdf
2. Data quality information for Water physical stocks for selected measures 187 KB pdf


CategoryEnvironmental Reporting > Atmosphere & Climate > Precipitation
MetadataDublin Core

Technical Details

Table ID 52596
Data type Table
Row count 240
Columns Year, Statistic, Value, field_4, field_5, field_6, field_7, field_8, field_9, field_10, field_11, field_12, field_13, field_14, field_15, field_16, field_17, field_18, field_19, field_20, field_21, field_22, field_23
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Added 15 Oct 2015
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